Talisker 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml
On the shores of the Isle of Skye, where rugged coastlines meet the raging sea, you find adventure in a bottle. Talisker single malt scotch whisky captures the elemental wildness and unadulterated beauty of its birthplace to give you a taste of Skye in every sip. Looking out over the breathtaking scenery of the Cuillin Hills, Talisker Distillery stands proudly by the sea on the shores of Loch Carport. As the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye by almost 200 years, we have been an integral part of island life and history since 1830. In 1825, the MacAskill brothers arrived on Skye from the nearby smaller Scottish island of Eigg. After several false starts, in 1830 they opened Talisker distillery at Carbost, where it remained the only distillery on the island for nearly two centuries. Through upheaval, changes of ownership, and even a fire, Talisker has always kept Skye at the heart of the brand—and the whisky.
As a whisky made by the sea, Talisker shares a deep love for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and is proudly committed to protecting the ocean ecosystem for the next generation of wild spirits. Produced beside the shore of Lock Harport in the jagged shadow of the peaks of The Cuillin, Talisker is the only single malt scotch whisky made on the Isle of Skye.
Talisker 30 year old, a rare expression, being re-released in limited quantities after the last bottling in 2017 celebrates the summit of Skye. Not unlike the anticipation of the journey to the top of The Cuillin, where majestic views await, Talisker 30 too provides a rare invitation to only a few to reach the very pinnacle of the range, where true character awaits. An elegant and complex expression with Talisker hallmarks of pepper and smoke in a softer and subtler way. As the land rises, the elements quieten. Smooth smoky clouds swirl and part around peppery peaks. A powerful tranquility reveals the rich beauty of the rugged island. Made By The Sea. From rugged coastlines and beastly storms, to warming sunbeams and soaring skies, the Isle of Skye powers through our veins and invigorates our souls. Unpredictable elements meet untainted beauty to create a spirit as wild as our island, so raw yet so refined.
The nose is mild and unusually fruity, fading quickly into lush seaweed with charred sticks. Becoming soft and very slightly waxy or creamy, like fudge. On the Palate the smoke is immediate and dry with creamy oak, almond milk and light, sweet stone fruits emerge, joined by a trace of salt. The finish is long, gently warming with a lingering maritime aftertaste and just a white pepper tingle on the tongue in place of that chilli ‘catch’.
The Finer Details
Style - Scotch Whisky
Country - Scotland
Region - Isle of Skye
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 48.5%